{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}My pretty necklace from Jesse Tree Treasures!  Thank you Angie! 🙂 {happy}Incorporating fun foods, like our Pentecost Cake, in our celebrations of the liturgical year always makes my children...

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Seven Not-So-Quick Takes :: Our School Year in Review and a Few of Our Plans for Next Year

Seven Not-So-Quick Takes :: Our School Year in Review and a Few of Our Plans for Next Year

I've been spending a lot of time the past couple months making plans for our next school year, deciding which programs we will continue and where we will be making changes.  Here is the link to our original Curriculum Plans :: 2012-2013.   â€” 1...

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On Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my dear visitors here at Shower of Roses. I hope you are having a lovely day! My husband and children surprised me with pretty flowers and the sweetest handmade cards! (Oh! And even my own copy of that brand new CD! Yay!!) Like last year, the...

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Our 2013 Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

Our 2013 Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

It was a beautiful day yesterday so as soon as Sean got home from work we grabbed a blanket and climbed the hill behind our home for our annual Ascension Thursday picnic dinner.  .: Our Picnic Menu :.Curried Chicken Salad SandwichesChinese Chicken Salad(It is...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-21, Twinkle Toes-19, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-13, Bud-11, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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